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June 28, 2010

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June 28, 2010

I had no idea that "Proud Tea-Party" Activists who find Sarah Palin "adorable" are connected with this center.According to these men,liberals have ruined our country. How east it is to say you love Conservatives when you live in the gayest town ever.

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If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

I will no longer contribute to a right-wing organization.

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The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

Several of the staff are right-wing conservatives who are "proud members of the PS Tea-Party".They say "They are almost treated the same".

Ways to make it better...

The staff did not appear on the 'Elise Richmond Show' to snicker about how much they abhor liberals and their ideals.

In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

Lousy Staff

One thing I'd also say is that...

I'd love to see how well these guys would go over in Wyoming. How dare they live in a town that only liberals could have made possible.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

One time

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

July 30, 2009

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July 30, 2009

I've only just been introduced to the Center. In that short period, I have had only "associations of excellence", so far removed from those I have otherwise made around Palm Springs in the other gay organizations, from charity to for-profit establishments. I look forward to a continued relationship with what I see as committed, like-mined individualists - but with a common purpose - the acknowledged need of the senior and disabled population - for food, for training, for socialization, and mostly - just for a hug - to know you aren't alone. Thanks so much to all of you who make this possible.

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

people around me whom I have learned to admire over a lifetime, selflessly devoting their energies to a cause we should all be able to associate with - that of growing older and that of fear of isolation.

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If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

worry constantly that the needs of the many might outweigh the gifts from the few - and forever be trying to devise ways to assure the continuity of a support structure so desperately needed, especially now, when Social Security Retirement = poverty level

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What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

the excellent personal approach to greeting each person as they walk through the door - I immediately felt like I was among old friends; old here meant as an accolade, since few friends I have had ever last that long.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

people like myself, but focused on bringing about a cooperative environment in which clients, volunteers and staff can feel welcome and definitely will return.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

probably be a cornerstone organization for making sure "the poor retired" on fixed incomes in our community will never have to worry about being hungry, will have a place to share their life's experiences in a non-judgmental way, and re-gain pride.

Ways to make it better...

I felt more involvement from our city fathers, who are shirking their duties to the community by failing to recognize this important organization and the niche into which it bears the holes in the safety net we all presumed would be there.

In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

Funding - with other similar support groups and organizations folding before out eyes due to lack of funds and fiscal controls, the demands to be met with a potential client base as large as that of the Palm Springs area, are enormous. Each dollar helps.

One thing I'd also say is that...

I wish I had the 10 million bucks alluded to in the questions, as I could see this organization as the recipient and the excellent uses that would be made of the funding, from a lay point of view.

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009

July 6, 2009

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July 6, 2009

My partner and I are new to Palm Springs and could not have had a warmer welcome from all the kind people who work at the Golden Rainbow Senior Center. We were completely impressed with all of the services and programs and decided to volunteer our time to contribute to this fabulous organization. They sincerely care about serving the needs of the LGBT community and are constantly seeking to augment and improve the services and programs they offer. The inspired leadership of Harvey Stern makes this center vibrant - he truly understands the importance of community for our seniors and how it impacts every aspect of health, happiness and well being.

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

witnessing the happiness it seems to bring to the seniors.

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What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

meeting all the wonderful people associated with the Center.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

kind, warm, funny, smart and generous.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

make many dreams a reality! How about affordable and beautiful assisted living LGBT senior housing? How about offering complementary health services not covered by insurance? How about satellite GRSC's throughout the Coachella Valley?

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009

July 6, 2009

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July 6, 2009

The Golden Rainbow Senior Center is a great community center. They offer classes, events and activities for people of all ages. I participate in the women's book club and attend the women's dances. I have met the loveliest people there and am happy to serve the senior community. Harvey is a great leader and the staff is warm and friendly. Everyone should come by and check out the offerings.

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What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

the fabulous staff and offerings.

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009

July 4, 2009

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July 4, 2009

Excellent Organization. I participate in "Fit After Fifty",a twice weekly low impact Sr. exercise program designed for general vitality and to improve balance and prevent falls. As a retired art professor I began an art appreciation series coordinated with current exhibitions at the Palm Springs Art Museum. Each unit has two segments, (1) a film and discussion at the Center followed a week later by (2) a docent led museum tour. The well attended pilot exhibition (Spring 2009) was THE PORTRAITS OF ROBERT MAPPLETHORPE. Two more are upcoming in the Fall

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

the improved health (physical and mental), creativity, recreation, and intellect of the fellow member/clients

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If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

be justifyably proud.

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What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

its welcome.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

professional friendly and welcoming.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

provide a much needed full service senior residential facility with condos, assisted living and skilled nursing components geared to the GLBT community

Ways to make it better...

my partner and I had discovered the Center sooner.

In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

fundraising in difficult times from a population shellshocked by worthy appeals.

One thing I'd also say is that...

I'm glad there are no more boxes to fill in.

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009

June 27, 2009

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June 27, 2009

It's absolutely amazing to have been a member of the center for several years and to witness the continual growth. The entire staff truly has their hearts in the right place as far as seeing that the center survives and thrives. It is a resource for the coummunity that is much appreciated by the people whom it serves. Carry on the great work, ladies and gentlemen!

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

community visibilty and making a positive difference in the lives of many people to date

Ways to make it better...

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

try to run it as well as it is being run now

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What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

meeting new people and watching the center grow

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

friendly, caring, hardworking individuals

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

spend more time helping people in need due to less time required for fundraising, and it could continue to expand services and programs for its members

Ways to make it better...

more people would become involved both in volunteering and participating in the programs offered

In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

money and continuing to make itself known to the community as a valuable resource

One thing I'd also say is that...

if you want to meet some wonderful folks, stop by the center and learn more about it!

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009

June 25, 2009

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June 25, 2009

The GRSC is a great resource for the community. The leadership is very open to new ideas and program offerings. The staff and volunteers are very friendly and helpful.

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The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

friendly and helpful who always take the time to say hello and lend an ear if one needs to talk, explain the programs offered, etc.

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009

June 23, 2009

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June 23, 2009

Excellent and dependable service and informative resource. This center provides many needed outreaches and services for the elder LGBT community in the Coachella Valley.

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What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

social programs for the community not available elsewhere.

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009

June 23, 2009

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June 23, 2009

I have been actively involved in other Senior Centers in the area, and this one has so much going for it with it's drive, initiatives, and volunteers helping the community that it puts the other ones to shame.

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What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

the tremendous energy and vitality and enthusiasm of its staff and volunteers.

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009

June 22, 2009

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June 22, 2009

I've seen this center make a difference in the lives of many, many local GLBT seniors, providing a lifeline of food to those on restricted incomes, providing important social networks, providing an alternative to bars for socializing, providing free legal services, counseling and information of importance to GLBT seniors. Most of all it's a safe haven in a world that is still too often judgmental and discriminatory to both the GLBT community and to seniors. And it's fun! Personally I've forged several wonderful friendships by volunteering, but also attending various events and classes. The Golden Rainbow Senior Center is a priceless asset to the whole region.

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

blossom and the outreach and effectiveness of the Center grow exponentially!

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What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

the camaraderie and fun.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

wonderful people selflessly working hard to make a difference in this world, to make it a better place.

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009

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